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July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

New things?

Our goal - get everyone speaking in tongues. We were leaders in the Jesus and charismatic movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Not that we purposely cast evangelism aside. But if we could get people speaking in tongues then we would know for sure they were indeed Christians (since a person had to have…

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May 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

An Alpha Course checklist

For those who wish to pursue the matter further, we recommend a booklet by Chris Hand entitled Falling Short? The Alpha Course examined (Day One Publications). The following 'checklist' of problems associated with the Alpha Course is based loosely on this booklet. The Alpha Course is unashamedly Arminian and charismatic in character. It presents…

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May 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Questions of life: Is the Alpha Course biblical?

In the letters page of last month’s issue of Evangelical Times certain questions were raised about the Alpha Course. It was pointed out that it is unjust to criticise without substantiation, and the question posed by the correspondents amounts to this: Is the Alpha Course biblical, and if not, what evidence can be brought…

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March 1998
Articles > Cults and other religions

Alpha courses and Catholicism

Among the various churches recommended by the Daily Telegraph for Christmas worship last December was a parish church in West London called Holy Trinity, Brompton. The vicar of this ‘thriving Anglican evangelical church’, wrote the concerned reporter, is ‘the Rev. Sandy Millar, a pioneer of the Alpha courses ... and a persuasive preacher who…

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